Do you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle with your wardrobe? Whether you’re tired of feeling a wave of disappointment every time you take a look inside or you’re eager to be a little more sustainable, here are a few small but impactful changes to make to your wardrobe.
Invest in timeless pieces
The concept of a capsule wardrobe might sound like a bit of a gimmick, but it can actually have benefits that last for years. Next time you decide to buy some new clothes, look for versatile pieces that are likely to look good with everything. From investing in a minimalist jacket in your favourite colour to choosing jeans that can be worn for every occasion, there are plenty of steps you can take to make your wardrobe stand the test of time.
When you invest in timeless pieces, getting dressed each day will become a more enjoyable process rather than a stressful one. You’ll be able to effortlessly choose your outfit in the morning without worrying whether the clothes you’re wearing match.
Focus on quality
With new styles popping up on the high street every day, it can be tempting to fill your wardrobe with low priced pieces that allow you to keep up with the trends.
But if you want to make lasting changes to your wardrobe and be kinder to the environment in the process, it’s often worth investing in higher quality pieces that will be by your side for years to come. In general, you get what you pay for and a coat worth £200 is likely to last much longer than one worth £20.
Prioritising slow fashion over fast fashion may sound like an expensive endeavour, but by focusing on quality over quantity, you may only notice a small change in the amount you’re spending overall.
Buy clothes that fit you right now
Have you ever bought a pair of jeans that don’t fit while telling yourself that you’ll change your body until you can comfortably squeeze into them? Don’t do this! You should be changing your wardrobe to fit you, not changing yourself to fit your wardrobe. Focus on buying items that make you feel good about yourself. That way, every time you open your wardrobe you’ll be able to choose from a selection of items that you instantly know you’ll look great in.
Vanity Fair’s Amy Fine Collins once said: “Opening your closet should be like arriving at a really good party where everyone you see is someone you like.” When buying new clothes or rearranging your current collection, keep this in mind and you can’t go far wrong.